City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

June 12, 2014 10:46 ET

Beaconsfield Finalist at the AQTr

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 12, 2014) - The City of Beaconsfield has been selected as a finalist for the Prix Sécurité routière of the Association québécoise du transport et des routes (AQTr) for its YIELD signs project of prioritization at intersections by use of appropriate signage.

The goal of this project was to establish whether the existing intersection management mode is the best according to the regulations of the Code de signalisation routière du Québec and the Précis sur la signalisation routière au Québec. The study concluded that drivers adopt safer behavior when the intersection is equipped with a YIELD sign rather than a STOP sign. Indeed, speed measured on roads with YIELD signs at intersections was consistently lower than on streets with STOP signs at intersections. This new signage will be applied to the rest of the 73 intersections identified by the City.

"For several years, we have implemented various measures to slow traffic, especially near schools, parks and on residential roads of our community. We knew that these interventions were effective, but we are proud that they are recognized as such by independent experts, " said Mayor Georges Bourelle.

Representatives of the City of Beaconsfield will be at the Montreal Science Centre on June 18 on the occasion of the Grands prix d'excellence en transport.

The Gala des grands prix d'excellence en transport which brings together over 200 professionals from the transport sector every year is an opportunity to highlight more than 20 projects and announce the winners in 10 categories, in addition to giving the Distinction Award and the Coup de cœur du jury d'honneur award. By publicly recognizing these efforts, the AQTr wishes to support outstanding initiatives and encourage the industry to follow suit.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Mayor
    514 428-4410